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Professionally Installed Insulation

$0.25—$0.50/sq. ft. cash incentive

Properly insulating your floors, walls and attic can keep you comfortable throughout the year, reduce outside noise, save energy and lower your heating and cooling costs. A professional insulation installer can help you maximize the performance of your insulation by sealing air leaks before installing the insulation, increasing your comfort and energy savings.

Read more below about applying for cash incentives and hiring a contractor. Plan to do the work yourself? Learn more here.

  1. Establish your eligibility.

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    You must live in Oregon and heat your home with electricity or natural gas provided by Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, NW Natural, Cascade Natural Gas or Avista.

    If you live in Washington, you must heat your home with gas provided by NW Natural.

  2. Select a contractor and have the work completed.

    To receive an Energy Trust cash incentive, Oregon customers can contact a qualified, energy-efficiency-trained Energy Trust trade ally contractor or any contractor with a current Oregon Construction Contractors Board license or current Washington contractor’s license.

  3. Sign and submit your incentive application within 60 days of installation.

    Often, your contractor will help you complete the application form. Please allow six to eight weeks for incentive processing and payment.

    Download Oregon Application Download Washington Application

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    Energy Trust of Oregon
    Existing Homes
    818 SW 3rd Ave.
    Portland, OR 97204

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    1.866.516.7592

Oregon

Homes heated with gas Incentive Requirements
Attic insulation $0.25 per square foot

If existing condition is R-12 or less, insulate to R-38.

If existing condition is between R-13 and R-18, insulate to R-38 (up to $100 total).

Floor insulation $0.30 per square foot

If existing condition is R-0, insulate to R-30 or fill floor cavity.

Up to $150 total; must be installed with qualifying attic insulation installation and be submitted on the same incentive application.

(Floor insulation incentives are also available for existing manufactured homes; if existing insulation levels are R-11 or less, insulate to R-30 or fill the floor cavity).

Rim joist insulation $0.30 per square foot

If existing condition is R-4 or less, insulate to R-15 or fill cavity.

Wall insulation $0.30 per square foot

If existing condition is R-4 or less, insulate to R-11 or fill wall cavity; all heated exterior wall surfaces must be insulated.

Up to $150 total; must be installed with qualifying attic insulation installation and be submitted on the same incentive application.

Knee wall $0.30 per square foot

R-15 for 2×4 cavities; R-21 for 2×6 cavities; cover attic side of wall with vapor permeable air barrier. Please note: Attic insulation must be R-19 or higher in order for knee wall insulation to be eligible for an incentive.

Boiler pipe $0.50 per linear foot

If existing condition is R-2 or less, insulate to R-8.

Homes heated with electricity Incentive Requirements
Attic/ceiling insulation $0.25 per square foot

If existing condition is R-12 or less, insulate to R-38.

If existing condition is R-13-R-18, insulate to R-38 (up to $100 total).

Floor insulation $0.30 per square foot

If existing condition is R-0, insulate to R-30 or fill cavity.

Floor insulation incentives are also available for existing manufactured homes; if existing insulation levels are R-11 or less, insulate to R-30 or fill the floor cavity.

 

Rim joist insulation $0.30 per square foot

If existing condition is R-4 or less, insulate to R-15 or fill cavity.

Wall insulation $0.30 per square foot

If existing condition is R-4 or less, insulate to R-11 or fill wall cavity; all heated exterior wall surfaces must be insulated.

Knee wall insulation $0.30 per square foot

If existing condition is R-4 or less, insulate to R-15 for 2×4 cavities; R-21 for 2×6 cavities; cover attic side of wall with vapor permeable air barrier. Please note: Attic insulation must be R-19 or higher in order for knee wall insulation to be eligible for an incentive.

Single-family Rental Homes Incentive Requirements
Attic/ceiling insulation $0.50 per square foot

If existing condition is R-12 or less, insulate to R-38.

Attic/ceiling $0.25 per square foot

If existing condition is R-13 to R-18, insulate to R-38.

Floor insulation $0.40 per square foot

If existing condition is R-0, insulate to R-30 or fill cavity.

Rim joist $0.30 per square foot

If existing condition is R-4 or less, insulate to R-15 or fill cavity.

Wall insulation $0.50 per square foot

If existing condition is R-4 or less, insulate to R-11 or fill wall cavity; all heated exterior wall surfaces must be insulated.

Knee wall insulation $0.30 per square foot

If existing condition is R-4 or less, insulate to R-15 for 2×4 cavities; R-21 for 2×6 cavities; cover attic side of wall with vapor permeable air barrier. Please note: Attic insulation must be R-19 or higher in order for knee wall insulation to be eligible for an incentive.

Boiler pipe insulation $0.50 per linear foot

If existing condition is R-2 or less, insulate to R-8.

Washington

Single-family homes heated with gas Incentive Requirements
Attic/ceiling $0.25 per square foot

If existing condition is R-19 or less, insulate to R-38.

Floor insulation $0.30 per square foot

If existing condition is R-0, insulate to R-30 or fill floor cavity.

Rim joist insulation $0.30 per square foot

If existing condition is R-4 or less, insulate to R-15 or fill cavity.

Wall insulation $0.30 per square foot

If existing condition is R-4 or less, insulate to R-11 or fill wall cavity; all heated exterior wall surfaces must be insulated.

Knee wall insulation $0.30 per square foot

If existing condition is R-4 or less, insulate to R-15 for 2×4 cavities; R-21 for 2×6 cavities; cover attic side of wall with vapor permeable air barrier.

Duct insulation 50 percent of cost, up to $100

If existing condition is R-2 or less, insulate to R-11. Must be sealed before insulation is applied. A carbon monoxide monitor is required on every floor with a bedroom.

Boiler pipe insulation $0.50 per linear foot

If existing condition is R-2 or less, insulate to R-8.

Before installation, encourage your contractor to read Energy Trust’s Specifications Manual for full insulation guidelines.

Incentives are subject to funding availability and may change.

Though you need to use heating equipment and fuel to stay warm in winter, you can cool off in summer without major spending. Download our list of tips to beat the heat.

Savings Within Reach

Income-qualified homeowners in Oregon who are eligible for Savings Within Reach may receive an increased cash incentive when insulation is installed by a participating contractor. Special requirements apply.

Questions?

Give us a call at 1.866.368.7878.